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    Well, there are theories and then there are...

    Well, there are theories and then there are conspiracy theories.

    It couldbe that they all Just Went Offline. It couldbe that they accidentally recorded thousands of corpses being loaded up and...
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    I don't think we can rely on those numbers being...

    I don't think we can rely on those numbers being terribly accurate.

    They are coming thick and fast. There is bound to be duplications and omissions.

    It might take a while for everything to be...
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    I saw a few interesting points put forward by...

    I saw a few interesting points put forward by some (the usual crowd) right winger biz-nuts.

    -- If they need yet ANOTHER bailout (after 911, GFC), they fork over, or relinquish shares to the...
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    Its one of those things isn't it. Stats and news...

    Its one of those things isn't it. Stats and news reports are one thing, but hearing a NEXT DOOR neighbour taping up the inside of his door is another.

    I get the impression, from limited meetings,...
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    Ssssshhhh.... Golden rule of the Zombie...

    Ssssshhhh.... Golden rule of the Zombie Apocalypse is not to reveal the location of The Stash.... ;)

    Our next holiday home :)

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    Apologies for the delay. Its 3am and no work...

    Apologies for the delay. Its 3am and no work tomorrow, so I played Black Mesa on Steam for hours and hours!

    Yes. I live in a block of 180 units, divided into 3 buildings. The young bloke next door...
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    #4 has died of the bug at my nans care centre in...

    #4 has died of the bug at my nans care centre in Ryde/Mcquarie yesterday.

    Makes all these theoretical discussions a bit more real....
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    This no-haircut thing is a disaster. I dont...

    This no-haircut thing is a disaster.

    I dont know how many of you are like me, but my hair is completely fine, until some arbitrary Tuesday where it goes completely feral!

    It's amazing how...
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    Sounds like a Ferengi Rule of Acquisition... #213...

    Sounds like a Ferengi Rule of Acquisition... #213 Never turn down a handout.
  10. I was joking with my son just before the last...

    I was joking with my son just before the last election. An interesting party called FLUX asked me to run/organise the electorate for here (I had to decline). The idea is absolutely brilliant.

    As...
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    With government allowances, this argument is too...

    With government allowances, this argument is too old. It has been shown a thousand times over in studies that every dollar spent on welfare improves the economy by many multiples.

    Any argument...
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    This has been the argument since federation :)

    This has been the argument since federation :)
  13. Apple8, I know exactly what you are going...

    Apple8, I know exactly what you are going through.

    My wife has an Oligo Astrocytoma, mixed (Oligo dendroma and Astrocytoma).

    Chemo, radio and endless appointments are part of life.


    Advice?...
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    Crickey, I'm lucky to get 5 shaves from mine.

    Crickey, I'm lucky to get 5 shaves from mine.
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    I doubt there will be any funerals of victims....

    I doubt there will be any funerals of victims. They'll all be cremated ASAP.
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    There are some seriously deep disruptions...

    There are some seriously deep disruptions barrelling down the pipe with bonds, repos, currency and commodity contangos... and various fiscal stimuli.... Jesus H Christ, the positions in/on...
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    Ill listen to this this arvo. It may be of...

    Ill listen to this this arvo.

    It may be of interest to some here (of the curious minds) that BioHacking is A Thing.

    They use techniques like CRISPR to brew up new marvels.

    They remind me of...
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    A Debt Jubilee will need to be called. 3...

    A Debt Jubilee will need to be called.

    3 months, perhaps 6.
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    Removed as it wasn't particularly relevant.

    Removed as it wasn't particularly relevant.
  20. Apologies for that. I use Firefox with quite a...

    Apologies for that. I use Firefox with quite a few plugins that block... well, everything. I've found the internet so toxic that without adblockers, popup blockers, content blockers, paywalls and...
  21. The child is profound. There is this Very Good...

    The child is profound.

    There is this Very Good Crack at bending the rules: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/11/08/benjamin-schreiber-denied-life-sentence-appeal-iowa/

    :)
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    I think medics face these dilemmas every day....

    I think medics face these dilemmas every day. They must reach a stage with every person where medicine, knowledge and machinery is either not good enough, pointless, futile or obscene.
    ...
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    Angry Italian Mayors. Part 2 to 7....

    People's stupidity is difficult to scientifically measure.

    These blokes however, have had enough....

    VIDEO ===> Tuckbot


    Many different dialects in this one. Its amazing how dissimilar...
  24. Tonyz, that's a big trip. Are you sure it's wise?...

    Tonyz, that's a big trip. Are you sure it's wise?

    It looks like TSHTF and borders are locked down.

    The fuzz might think poorly of your timing.....
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    Canberra The Ghost Town

    Here is my daughter going to work (she is a mental health care person (psych and physical)).....

    This street is packed by 8am.

    Sponging public servants clag the local suburbs all day rather...
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    On DIY fabric masks

    Triped over this just now.

    It may be useful - Deaconess - How to make a Face Mask
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    A bit of levity from the class clown.... :)

    I am facetious. Yeah that means "cracking a joke when TSHTF".... its serious, but you have to have a laugh.

    ... screen grabs off Reddit today :)


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    Well, that was a failure. 8k fail, 16k fail. ...

    Well, that was a failure. 8k fail, 16k fail.

    Obviously the angle needs to be really exact. I tried for about a 15°. I say tried, as there was no jig.

    Used a new blade and the shave was...
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    The sharpening was not successful. The shave was...

    The sharpening was not successful. The shave was terrible and I stopped.

    Going to try using a 16k stone.

    I've a green alox from Veritas I picked up for free from a divorcée who was dumping her...
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    A.C.T. Ripper and thank you. You will absolutely love...

    Ripper and thank you. You will absolutely love it.

    Its in the back of the car, ready to go in the back of the warehouse.

    Excellent timing.

    SOLD.


    Will send the info.
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    I'd be keen on that DIY mask design when its...

    I'd be keen on that DIY mask design when its finalised.
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    Last night I used the back of my arm to...

    Last night I used the back of my arm to strop/clean a "dead" blade. 20 strikes up and down on both sides of each edge.


    It shaved one cheek and my arm quite satisfactorily.

    This morning I'm...
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    If you are after IMS, The Paint Place sells it on...

    If you are after IMS, The Paint Place sells it on the shelf in 1L and 5L bottles. Can order in 20's.


    FF - yes, woolworths is an odd one, but I used to use Hydrogen Peroxide for something in fair...
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    Industrial quantities and specialist chemicals...

    Industrial quantities and specialist chemicals can be purchased from Solvent Chem Suppliers - Buy Solvents Online | Sydney Solvents

    Unsurprisingly they are sold out, but I do know they are getting...
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    Know what? I really couldn't care less what...

    Know what? I really couldn't care less what happens to the USA.

    They have chosen their course. Their leadership. Their medical system and their brand of Capitalism.

    I'm utterly, completely,...
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    To extend on what many have felt to be true -...

    To extend on what many have felt to be true - here are some facts about who are slain by this beast --> Bloomberg -99% of Those Who Died From Virus Had Other Illness, Italy Says


    snippet:

    "The...
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    FYI, I had a talk with my son - he's a grunt at...

    FYI, I had a talk with my son - he's a grunt at the local IGA.

    To the facts and rumour control! ....

    -- There is no shortage of anything. It is all just logistics.
    -- They've put up a sign at...
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    A.C.T. $650... any takers? Its a fantastic machine....

    $650... any takers?

    Its a fantastic machine. Worth every cent.


    BoneInspector, it can be disassembled and made VERY flat and small. So small it could easily slip into a cupboard ;)
  39. WANTED:A.C.T. Book - Borrow - Ingenious Mechanicks, Early Workbenches & Workholding

    I'd love to borrow a copy of this book if anyone has one, or in a week or two, buy it from them....

    Ingenious Mechanicks - Early Workbenches & Workholding By Christopher Schwarz

    Ingenious...
  40. More smog, more CO2, more choking cancer crud

    Well, here is some bad news for the emerging tech companies....

    WTI (the good stuff) is now down to $23.35 a barrel.

    The poor old Aussie Dollerydoo is getting it in the neck too, but that price...
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    Swap them on Gumtree for some toilet paper :) ...

    Swap them on Gumtree for some toilet paper :)

    Bummer about the liver. Tricky things they can be.
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    Mandatory XKCD 470139

    Mandatory XKCD

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    0.05% nightly. Start at midday, apply every 40...

    0.05% nightly.

    Start at midday, apply every 40 minutes until bed time.
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    Lappa is right. The public servants abandon...

    Lappa is right.

    The public servants abandon posts at a mere sniffle. Whole departments here are now working from home. Every other business has a choice to be online....

    But teachers are being...
  45. Its was just a question :) No need for...

    Its was just a question :)

    No need for executions. The WuFlu will fix that given time.

    Like the grounds around Chernobyl and Fukushima, I'd be keen to see if we (as in, The Entire World) locked...
  46. I wonder if, with the plague shutting everything...

    I wonder if, with the plague shutting everything down everywhere, whether this has had a recordable, measurable impact to the positive to world already?

    Not just in one region, but are the...
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    Hahahha! This is EXACTLY what I was going to...

    Hahahha! This is EXACTLY what I was going to write!

    In the OTHER thread, on climate change (that thread was the biggest until this), is that auto-cars and auto-trucks would be an excellent...
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    Volunteer front line grunts

    Interesting read

    Coronavirus crisis sees a volunteer army of thousands offer help to healthcare workers and the elderly - ABC News
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    QUEENSLAND oooo. Nice. I'm a wee bit skint. SWMBO bought...

    oooo. Nice.

    I'm a wee bit skint. SWMBO bought up for the plague :)

    If you'll take $35, with post included, I can do that?

    If so, Ill take it!


    edit - increased offer.
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    You are expendable. What do they do when the...

    You are expendable.

    What do they do when the teachers and admins themselves are forced into lockdown.

    I dont follow the logic of "you cant work, but kids can stay at school".

    This is going...
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